What to Do If You Find Orphaned or Injured Wildlife

Wild Magpie

Baby Birds Baby birds (nestlings and fledglings) should be left in the wild when possible, their best chance of survival is if we don’t intervene unnecessarily. Parent birds will leave the nest to find food but the nestling (featherless) can get into trouble when they accidentally fall out of the nest. If you do see…

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What To Do In A Bird Health Emergency

Bite WOund

HELP My bird needs urgent care! CALL US at (03) 9808 9011 and speak with one of our nurses on duty or listen to the recorded announcement. The recording will give you information about out of hours emergency care if the clinic is closed or contact your nearest 24hr emergency hospital. The avian nurse will…

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Dealing With Common Bird Emergencies

Bird Emergency

We recommend that bird owners keep phone numbers for their local vet, out of hours emergency centre and their avian vet (ours is 03 9808 9011) handy at all times. You should have a heat lamp or hospital cage, towel and travel cage readily available in case of emergencies. In addition, the following items are…

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Services – Bird Vet Hospital

Bird Vet Staff

The bird hospital is unique  designed to cater for the specific needs of the sick  avian patient by    an experienced Bird Vet. Some features Safe Bird toys – we stock a good variety of quality, safe, value for money bird toys and perches We rent out and sell heated cages for sick birds We…

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Beak Trimming, Wing and Nail Clipping

Overgrown Beak

Cockatoo with Overgrown Beak At Bird Vet Melbourne Why Is My Bird’s Beak Overgrown? Overgrown beaks are often as a result of of underlying avian disease , with poor diet (e.g. an all seed diet) or poor husbandry (e.g. inappropriate perches and toys ) contributing to the Over grown beak “syndrome”. Your avian vet at…

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Parrot Toys and Enrichment

Bird Toys

We at Bird Vet Melbourne believe that providing enrichment for birds is essential in enhancing their quality of life.  Birds are intelligent and require a lot of mental stimulation, which can be provided with a variety of toys, playtime and training. Boredom can have a huge impact on the health and welfare of pet birds,…

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